DeckHand Kayak Cradles by Yakima®. This product is made from high-grade materials to meet the strictest standards of high quality. Designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, this Yakima product ensures superior reliability. It provides long lasting and trouble-free service life.
|Weight: 3.50 lbs|
|Dimensions: 7.50" L x 8.00" W x 9.00" H|
- Includes one set of mounts– combine with HandRoll or an additional DeckHand to complete the set
- Felt-padding provides easy loading and excellent boat protection
- Oversized cradle protects the boat and conforms to a variety of hull shapes
- Universal mounting hardware fits most roof racks
- Easy tool-free installation lets you quickly mount, load and go
- Locks to roof rack with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
- Includes Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs
A saddle-type kayak carrier provides the best protection for high-end flatwater boats. The substantial pads on the Mako saddles will give your kayak a stable, supportive ride, and when you tighten the tie-down straps, the center Dynaflex pad will tenaciously grip the hull for the ultimate in secure transport. Felt pads are also included, which can be attached to the pads for even more hull protection, and these are recommended for gel-coated composite hulls. The pads will also let your boat slide more easily onto the cradles.
Mako saddles are sold in pairs and include 1 tie-down strap to secure the boat to the cradles, and 1 bow/stern tie-down, to secure one end of the boat to the vehicle. For complete support you have the option of pairing the saddles with another pair of Makos or to pair them with a set of Yakima HullyRollers, which make loading even the heaviest kayak painless.
Two versions of Mako Saddles are available, a standard model that comes ready to mount to round and square crossbars, and the Mako Aero Saddles, which include universal hardware, enabling them to fit factory crossbars as well as round, square and aero bars. The Mako Aero is optimized for aerodynamic bars, and the saddles can also be locked to the crossbars with SKS lock cores and keys (sold separately).
Comprehensive, illustrated installation and user instructions are included with the Mako Saddles, and they're covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.